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Two more Bradford free school staff face fraud charges

Sajid Raza with David Cameron Image copyright PA
Image caption Sajid Raza, (to the left of David Cameron) opened the school in September 2011

Two more former members of staff at a Bradford free school face charges over alleged financial irregularities at the establishment.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Daud Khan and Shabana Hussain from the Kings Science Academy had been issued with summons.

Last week, Sajid Raza, 42, the school's former principal, was charged with a number of counts of fraud.

The CPS said all three would shortly appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court.

Mr Khan, 43, the school's former head of finance, will be charged with two offences of fraud by abuse of position and three of false accounting.

Ms Hussain, 38, a former head of department, will be charged with one offence of fraud by abuse of position and one offence of acquiring criminal property.

Mr Raza of Spring Gardens Road, Bradford is accused of fraud by abuse of position, false accounting, obtaining money transfers by deception and fraud by false representation.

The academy, one of England's first free schools, opened in September 2011. It has since become part of the Dixons academy group.

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